|The sample taken from star galloper Northerly after
irregularities were detected both before and after his first up run in the Orr Stakes have
A report issued today said the
sample did not contain any banned substances under the Australian Rules of Racing.
This follows the huge drama when Stewards ordered Northerly's
trainer Fred Kersley to the explain the irregularity detected just moments before the
Group One event.
Kersley said he had not administered the horse with any
banned substance and the analyst's findings today confirmed this.
Northerly managed to finish second to Barkada in the Orr
Stakes and he will run second up in Saturday's Group Two St George Stakes at Caulfield
before his ultimate aim this preparation, the Group One Australian Cup at Flemington.
PIC - Quentin